Google Drive Android App Gets Video Streaming

Chris CrumIT Management

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Google has launched an update to the Google Drive app for Android.

The biggest new feature is support for streaming video files. You must be using Honeycomb or greater to access the feature, but the ability to stream video files you have saved to Drive makes the app a lot more useful in a new way.

Google has also added pinch to zoom support in the presentation viewer in the app.

The update also includes some performance improvements across the app, as well as some bug fixes and other unspecified improvements.

Reviews for the app are pouring in. One user suggests they no longer need to carry a USB drive. Another says Dropbox is still better, and notes that Box gives them 50 GB of free space. Google Drive (and Google+ Photos) give you 5 GB.

Hat tip to Phone Arena.

Chris Crum
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